The 23-year-old also weighs 79kg which is decent for a centre-back – not heavy and not lightweight either.
Romero is physically strong, powerful and can’t be bullied off the ball easily.
Romero is a swashbuckling centre-back who likes to pass the ball with a lot of confidence. He’s a tough tackler too.
The young defender is not shy to dribble his way out of trouble once in a while. It must be noted that he’s good in the air, given his height and physical strength.
Last season’s performance
Altogether, Romero played 45 games last season, including 3 Copa America appearances for Argentina. He helped his teams keep 15 shutouts.
The Cordoba-born defender didn’t receive a red card last season, but he was shown a yellow card on an alarming 15 occasions.
Romero is on loan from Juventus, although Atalanta has a buy option inserted in his contract.
Atalanta will likely activate the buy clause with Juve on the defender and then sell him for €55m – as per recent quotes.
However, Transfermarkt pegs Romero’s market value at €35m.
Barcelona wants to sign Romero on loan and tie him down permanently after.
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